There Will Be Blood

Athena Cinema Athens, OH


Dr. Srdjan Nesic

Russ Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology, Ohio University

There Will Be Blood— Mitigating oil pipeline corrosion and erosion

Dr. Srdjan Nesic's talk focused on his research related to mitigating oil pipeline corrosion and erosion.

Athena Cinema Athens, OH

Film Synopsis

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil, and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Inspired by Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil!, There Will Be Blood tells the story of Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), a turn-of-the-century prospector who happens upon black gold. Pulling himself up from the bowels of the earth, Plainview embarks on a systematic and ruthless approach to mastering the oil business. He builds an empire, becoming increasingly volatile and paranoid in the process. Plainview meets his match in Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), a teenage preacher in the small California town of Little Boston. To fully reap the benefits of the land, Plainview must suffer the opposing whims of this "prophet," whose legitimacy is questionable at best. And it's unclear if either man is prepared to pay the humiliating price the other wants to exact. Widely regarded as one of the best films of the 2000s, this epic drama was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, including Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.

About the Speaker

Dr. Srdjan Nesic has served as a research scientist at the Institute for Energy Technology in Kjeller, Norway, and at the Vincha Institute for Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In addition, he has served on the faculties of the University of Oslo, Norway, and of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He joined Ohio University in 2001 as a professor and the director of the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology.

Dr Nesic's research interests reside at the intersection of transport phenomena and electrochemistry. Specific directions lead to research projects in corrosion, erosion, computational fluid dynamics, and multiphase flow.

He received a BE and MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Belgrade, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.